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Heymsfield, Wood earn academic all-district honors

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Heymsfield, Wood earn academic all-district honors
FAYETTEVILLE — For their combined efforts on the track and in the classroom, Grace Heymsfield and Keri Wood have earned spots on the 2013 Capital One Academic All-District Team for women’s cross country and track and field. With their selections, the two Razorbacks will now advance to the Capital One Academic All-America ballot which will be voted on and announced in June. Entering the spring semester, Heymsfield had a 3.75 cumulative grade-point average (GPA) while pursuing a degree in food and human nutrition. She is the 2013 SEC champion in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and will compete next week in the event at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. During the indoor season, the Elkins, Ark., native was an All-American performer for her part in Arkansas’ school record and third-place finish in the distance-medley relay. Wood carries a 4.00 GPA, having graduate last May with a degree in marketing and minor in economics. She began her work toward an MBA in Fall 2012. She collected the first All-America accolades of her career during the indoor season as the lead leg of the Razorbacks’ third-place distance-medley relay at the NCAA Championships. That team also established a new school record. The College Station, Texas, native was a 2013 NCAA West Preliminary qualifier at 1,500 meters. Arkansas enters the final week of the outdoor season as the No. 7 team in the country and will take 11 entries to the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Championships. The national meet will be contested June 5-8 at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. The Razorbacks will be represented by nine individuals and one relay (4x400m) and have scoring opportunities in nine events. The Capital One Academic All-America program is selected by CoSIDA. For more information regarding Razorback track and field and other University of Arkansas athletics, please log on to ArkansasRazorbacks.com. Fans can also keep up with Arkansas cross country and track and field through the team’s sport-specific RazorbackTF Facebook and Twitter pages.


Sports Category : Track & Field (W)